Chefs’ Blogs - Even Sharper Than Their Knives by Regina Schrambling (LA Times): I feel a little dirty linking to two LA Times stories today, but the section's great today. Schrambling writes about chefs who blog, citing Brasa's Tamara Murphy as a trend pioneer for her 2006 Life of a Pig blog.
Another Layer of Enjoyment by Greg Kitsock (Washington Post): Black and Tans are not the only beer cocktail in your local brewpub's repertoire.
How to Be a Foodie Without Breaking the Bank by Novella Carpenter (SF Chronicle): How does a single mother living on $1200 a month maintain her gourmet lifestyle? Shopping at Grocery Outlet, gardening in her back yard, and Dumpster diving.
Local Meat Locally Inspected by CR Roberts (Tacoma News-Tribune, via Ethicurian): Instead of trucking their cattle to Oregon, Western Washington ranchers and small-scale farmers raise money to start up a traveling abattoir service.
Bonus Link: Extreme Eating for the Wii (Chow): A competitive eating video game is set to launch in May. I hereby challenge Aimee Curl to a duel -- I’ll buy the game if you host the party.